Jesus. Can you just shut up.
Every time you say something it just suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks.
There's not too many great blu ray authoring programs out there for super cheap.
You can get toast but you have to buy an upgrade to burn Blu Rays.
What I use at work and at home for screeners and such is Adobe Encore. It's part of CS6 but it still works pretty well and it's an easy workspace to navigate.
If you don't have creative cloud, you can most likely find it on the interwebs for free.
I feel bad for Mark Frost. He's never going to get credit for Twin Peaks.
They should have exhibited a few more photos with that window.
Dealing with natural light disparities would be a decent way to test both raw talent and technical skill.
Also, pro gear would be more than just an expensive lens and camera. That's something an amateur does. Pro gear would be various tools to help with fickle situations. Even if it's just some ND or a polarizer.
It's kind of a stretch but with the release of the Canon C200 you might be able to find a C100 mark i for $1000. You can find it on ebay for $1500 now.
The price drop might not occur for a couple months but it's worth checking on every once in awhile.
24 fps INTEROP is the standard. Don't make a 25 fps or SMPTE DCP. That's going to cause you a lot of headaches.
If you are distributing at an indie level don't ever let anyone convince you to make a DCP that is not a 24 fps INTEROP DCP.
I would say you should shoot at 23.98 fps. In my opinion it's the most universal to today's standard delivery specs.
Side note, make sure you deliver you DCPs on an EXT2/3 drive unless a theater specifies they have an NTFS server. Too many people don't do that, and it causes a lot of issues.